Bruce Arrigo


Education: Ph.D. Administration of Justice, Pennsylvania State University; M.A. Psychology, Duquesne University; M.A. Sociology, Duquesne University

Courses Taught: NA

Dr. Arrigo began his professional career as a community organizer for and social activist on behalf of: (1) the homeless and marginally housed; (2) users of (mental) health services; (3) adult and juvenile ex-offenders; (4) survivors of sexual assault; and (5) abusers of licit/illicit drugs. Professor Arrigo works with these vulnerable and/or victimized constituencies culminated when he directed and implemented the social designing housing strategy for the city of Pittsburgh's largest single-room occupancy (SRO) facility, Wood St. Commons. His civic engagement in this area also included developing and managing the facility's human welfare and social policy agenda. During his Directorship (1987-1990), this agenda addressed the unmet needs of underserved and unserved children, adults, and families.